Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Adventurers' Club Honolulu Meetings Jan - Apr 2018


           Newsletter: January to April, 2018


Hello Adventurers!
Welcome to our 65th year of exciting programs! To begin 2018, we have three members/couples and a guest speaker sharing their diverse travel adventures. All of them are sure to be interesting plan now to attend! And why not present a program yourself in the future?! We'd love to hear about YOUR adventures! You don’t have to be a “polished” speaker. Our program chair (and 1st VP) Bill Chapman is happy to encourage you and guide you through the process.
Your Club is led by a group of dedicated, hard-working officers and directors, but its continued success depends on YOUR support! Attend our programs, bring a guest, present a program, and help recruit new members! This will ensure that the Adventurers’ Club will be around for a long time to come!

Lowell Angell, President

Our newest member is Michael Pometta (member #697). He is retired and a University of Hawai`i lecturer in travel industry  management and geography. Michael is also president of the Uncle Mike Foundation, which provides financial support of various international charities. He is proficient in several languages, has travelled to 129 countries, and is a member of the Travelers’ Century Club. Michael and his wife Josie divide their time between Honolulu and San Francisco. Their contact information is: 127 Kalalau Street, Honolulu HI 96825; cell (415) 299-1089; email michaelpometta@gmail.com.


1.       Guests MUST be booked by an Adventurers' Club member via our reservationist.
2.       When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Include your phone number when RSVP’ing by email or telephone, and spell any guest names clearly and correctly (for name tags).
3.       The reservationist will confirm your RSVP to you. If you don’t hear from them, contact them again.
4.       If unable to contact the reservationist, please call Renate Ryan at 808 926-6226.
5.       To insure fairness to all members and our reservationists, RSVP’s will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH of that program.
6.       Once you have given your entree choice, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7.       Payment by check is preferred, made out to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8.       Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.
9.       Seating at the Outrigger Canoe Club is limited. A wait-list will be taken when we are full and you will be contacted if space becomes available.

For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit: http://adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com/

The good news is that there will be NO INCREASE in dues for next year!
It remains at $37.50 for a Full Membership and $20 for the Spouse/Partner of a Full member.

Beginning in January, however, we will be charging a $5 guest fee for a NON-MEMBER spouse/partner, and all other non-members, (in addition to the price of the dinner).  This is to help defray the Club’s overhead expenses including facility and equipment rental. These expenses are already incorporated into the dues of Club members.
As an incentive to encourage a NON-MEMBER spouse/partner to join the Club, the $25 initiation fee will be WAIVED through January 31, 2018. By joining as a Spouse/Partner or Full member, they will avoid paying the $5 guest fee, which could add up to $60 over the course of the year.
New member applications will be presented and voted on at the next Board of Directors meeting on January 11. If you wish to take advantage of this SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER, please send your application to Janet by January 5, together with the appropriate membership fee ($20 or $37.50). Membership certificates will be presented at the February meeting.

PLEASE NOTE that the new member initiation fee for Spouse/Partners will be waived ONLY UNTIL JANUARY 31ST, so act now to take advantage of it and promptly send in your application!

The membership renewal form and new member application are included in this mailing.
WE INVITE YOU TO UPGRADE! If you are a current SPOUSE/PARTNER member, you can support your Club even more by upgrading to a FULL MEMBERSHIP! Simply send in your FULL MEMBER dues of $37.50 upon renewal by January 31st and indicate that you wish to upgrade your Spouse/Partner membership. NO additional application fee is required.
     Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?
Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.  Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu

January 18, 2018
“The Intracoastal Waterway: America's Little-Known Treasure" By Member Ed Carus
Ed Carus

Most non-sailors west of the Mississippi River have never heard of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) or know very little about it. Ed believes it is one of our nation's unique national treasures. He has motored through parts of the east coast section of the waterway twice in the past 70 years. It may not be an exotic area of the world, but it is a very interesting and historic part of the country's heritage. Ed will be sharing his photographs and insights into this important cultural and natural resource.

Ed Carus

Outrigger Canoe Club 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
RSVP        Renate Ryan, renateryan@hotmail.com, (808) 926-6226
Email Preferred          by: Thursday, January 11, 2018  mLate cancellations and no shows will be billed
February 15, 2018
"Machu Picchu and the Galapagos: Travels in South America" By Members Carolyn and David Gire

Machu Picchu and the Galapagos! These are two incomparable places that should strike a chord with any lover of adventure. Carolyn and David Gire will present the story of their excursion to both sites. Machu Picchu, located at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, was home to the famous Inca rulers of modern-day Peru. Dating from the 15th century, the impressive archaeological ruin was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham III, grandson of the Reverend Hiram Bingham of Hawaii. The Galapagos Islands, off the coat of Ecuador, are famous for their many unique species and also as the focus of Charles Darwin’s observations during the second voyage of the HMS Beagle.
                                                       Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
Location       6:00 pm     Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at First Hawaiian Bank on Isenberg & King Street
   Dinner/Menu  6:45 pm  Menu 
             Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers’ Club of  Honolulu.
       Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including:
Cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables, kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25
      Program             7:30 pm   (Approximately)
RSVP      Nevin Bryant, nevinabryant@gmail.com, Or call 208 920-1797  Email Preferred 
        RSVP by: Thursday, February 8, 2018  Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

March 15, 2018
"A Tour of Europe's Fortifications: Remains of World Wars I and II" By Guest Kepa Lyman
Kailikepaokamoana “Kepa” Lyman will discuss his recent trip to Europe to study fortifications from World Wars I and
II.    His journey took him to Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, France’s “impregnable” Maginot Line, and Mussolini’s Alpine Defenses.  France and Italy are the main focus of his presentation. The descendant of Rufus Lyman of Hilo, son of missionary David Lyman, Kepa has a BA from Whitman College in Washington and an MA and two graduate certificates from the University of Hawai‘i. He also holds a degree in underwater archaeology from the University of Sussex in England. He is especially interested in World War II sites in the Pacific and this, along with a year in Berlin, fueled his interests in military fortifications worldwide.
Location            6:00 pm                         Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot

Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
1)   Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
2)   Beef Stew: Classic Beef Stew, Sweet Potato Crisp, Steamed Rice = $24 Dinner/Menu      6:45 pm      3) Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds  = $31
4) 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash  upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.

Program            7:30 pm                                                                              (Approximately)
RSVP                                                                      Renate Ryan, renateryan@hotmail.com, (808) 926-6226
Email Preferred       Contact                                                          RSVP by: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed
April 19, 2018
"Australia's East Coast and Cruising New Guinea and Indonesia" By Members Gretchen and Bill Arnemann
Gretchen and Bill will explore from Sydney to Cairns along Australia’s magnificent East Coast, including Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, Fraser Island, a large working cattle station, the hinterlands, the Great Barrier Reef, and Kuranda heritage train.  On a small expedition ship, they visited isolated native villages on remote islands on the Papua New Guinea and East Papua coast.  They also investigated Tufi Fjord and the mighty Sepik River and snorkeled with gentle, giant whale sharks in Indonesia. Their final stop was the Spice Islands, disembarking in Darwin.
Zippy's, 59 N. Vineyard Blvd, corner of Maunakea Street
Location             6:00 pm
Free parking in Zippy’s or adjacent Diamond Head lot when chain is down about 5:30pm


6:45 pm
Please include entrée and choices with RSVP. Payment by check preferred.
Entrees include soup and salad, choice of mashed potato, brown or white rice*, and includes a roll, small dessert and choice of tea, coffee or decaf
Beer & Wine available for purchase = $3 to $6
1)      New York Steak (specify how you want it cooked and indicate starch*) - $26.00
2)      Grilled Salmon (please indicate starch*) - $25.00
3)      Chicken Katsu (please indicate starch*) - $21.50
4)      Chef’s Salad & Soup greens, ham, turkey, cheddar, egg, tomato - $22.00
7:30 pm
Email Pre- ferred

John Smith, johnvirgilsmith@yahoo.com, Or call 808 396-3583
RSVP by: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed